1. Digital India is one of the most favorite projects of PM Narendra Modi. But, the project’s target to impart digital literacy in rural India has not met half.

2. The parliamentary standing committee on information technology confessed that Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMDISHA) has faced a major set back due to scarcity of resources.

3. The aim of PMDISHA was to make one person each in six crore rural households digital literate by March 2019.

4. As per the report, only 3.19 crore people have enrolled and out of which training has been imparted to only 2.56 crore and only 1.88 crores has been certified under the scheme.

5. Ministry of information technology asked for Rs 1,175 crore for the scheme but a budget of only Rs. 400 crore was approved. This is the major cause of the failure of the scheme.

Topics #Digital India #Digital Literacy #Rural India